Most Complete Player on Every MLB Team

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Most Complete Player on Every MLB Team
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I'm not one to make promises that can't be kept, so with that in mind, I guarantee you two things: not every player on this list was his team's leader in WAR (we'll get to that in a second), nor will you find a mention of the line in "Jerry Maguire" that made Renee Zellwegger a household name.

We are looking for the most complete baseball player on every team.

What comprises a "complete player?"

Simply put, it's the ability to positively impact the game in multiple ways: at the plate, on base and in the field.

While WAR has been used to determine that to a degree, I've never hidden my general dislike of the statistic.

Rather than get into a heated debate on the topic, I refer you to an article written by Jim Caple of ESPN earlier this year. He makes as convincing an argument as anyone can make on the stat and how overused it has become.

With that said, not every team is blessed with a player that excels in all areas of the game.

Some teams, like the Detroit Tigers, might have more well-rounded players than Miguel Cabrera—but Cabrera's immense offensive talents far outweigh any holes in other parts of his game. 

Others, like the Houston Astros or Miami Marlins, are largely constructed of unproven youngsters or over-the-hill veterans, leaving little choice for the title of "Most Complete Player" despite those choices not being complete players.

Let's take a look at who made the cut.

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